Kowal Family History
Kowal Name Meaning
Polish Rusyn (from Poland) Sorbian and Jewish (from Poland): occupational name for a blacksmith Polish and Lower Sorbian kowal. In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of any of various derivatives of Kowal such as Polish Kowalczuk . Compare Koval . Americanized form of Rusyn (from Slovakia) and Slovak Kovaľ Ukrainian Belorussian Czech and Jewish Koval a cognate of 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022